Akiyama went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Twins. July 21, 2020 at 7:52 pm (link). The chance to … Gives me more confidence since I picked him in my draft hoping for decent average and the potential for a good amount of runs if he is going to leadoff the reds lineup. “It was Geno leading the cheer,” Akiyama said. July 21, 2020 at 11:45 am (link), Grey says: I meant to write “Who” but it works either way. NOOOOOOOOOI!!!! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. I thought that was what you wanted?

July 21, 2020 at 11:52 am (link), For sure. Akiyama is not in Wednesday's Game 1 lineup against Atlanta. Akiyama had two hits in Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs and two more Wednesday.

Jesse Winker will start in left field with Phillip Ervin starting as the center fielder. When Akiyama is playing well, it helps loosen up his teammates too. Akiyama started the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader in center field and is in line for added playing time for as long as Nick Senzel is out, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Jesse Winker will take over in left field in his absence. Akiyama isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs. Akiyama started eight of the past nine games and will head to the bench against lefty Eric Lauer after going 6-for-30 with 11 strikeouts during that stretch.

“I was trying to swing from the top a little bit, but, because of that, it was easier to hit the ball into the ground. At a time when the Reds’ offense is slumping with the season on the line, Akiyama has entered his best stretch of the season. Akiyama had an RBI pinch-hit single in his major-league debut Friday night in the sixth inning of the Reds' win over the Tigers.
Bell said he hasn’t determined how he will rotate the outfielders once Senzel returns, but Nick Castellanos will be the everyday right fielder, Jesse Winker will be the designated hitter and Senzel is expected to start most games in center. July 21, 2020 at 5:21 pm (link). Sadly I had several shares of Shogo in my NFBC leagues that got wiped out when the 60 game season was announced & those leagues were canceled. Regardless, squad is solid all around. Akiyama, 32, worked on improving against fastballs at the top of the strike zone. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. Now, where all the virgins at? Aristides Aquino will once again start in left field and bat seventh. Baseball 20 MLB Home Run Derby 2020 Closer Report Prospect Rankings MLB Champions. Akiyama is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs. And he’s slated to bat leadoff for what could be a very potent Reds lineup. July 21, 2020 at 11:57 am (link). Bret Boone with 37 homeruns!!! Jesse Winker starts in left field in his absence. Over his past six games, the 32-year-old has gone 8-for-22 with a double, four walks, three runs, two RBI and two stolen bases. Jesse Winker, who also swings left-handed, will start in left field in his absence. I touched on Shogo in my H2H article coming out today to advising people to add him now. Akiyama has always shown his personality with his teammates since he arrived in spring training, but he'll show it in his Zoom press conferences too. July 21, 2020 at 11:12 am (link). A thousand thanks for doing the deed. July 21, 2020 at 11:23 am (link), Nice work Son! It was his seventh steal of the season.

The floor looks to be relatively high, as most of the previous Japanese-born imports did well, and there’s upside considering draft cost, skill set, and environment.
I love the potential. Thanks! Every once in a while, when the Reds are playing loose, Suárez or Votto will shout the number of outs in Japanese, which draws a smile or laugh from Akiyama. One reported lineup had Akiyama leading off in the regular-season finale, but it will be Aristides Aquino in left field and leading off against lefty Rich Hill. © 2020 www.cincinnati.com. He played nine years in the JPPL and put up some impressive numbers. “I’m really thankful for them trying to learn Japanese. League went to Roto but kept 10 hitting and 9 pitching categories. In spite of the positive day at the dish, Akiyama is still slashing a lowly .210/.314/.267 on the season. I think he’s still being underdrafted and could end up being a great value…, Son says: Akiyama is off to a slow start this season, hitting .231/.322/.308 in 52 at-bats so far. Util- DLM In case I miss out on L. Gurriel or Grisham I might put a few FAAB $$ on him. C- Ramos September 15, 2020 CINCINNATI -- When the Reds signed Japanese outfielder Shogo Akiyama to a three-year, $21 million contract in January, they envisioned the on-base specialist as their leadoff man. MI- Altuve, Polanco, Mondesi Debut: July 24, 2020 (Age 32-099d, 19,693rd in MLB history) Rookie Status: Still Intact through 2020 2020 Contract Status: Not Updated Full Name: Shogo Akiyama Pronunciation: \ah-KEY-ah-ma\ More bio, uniform, draft, salary info CINCINNATI -- Shogo Akiyama knew the Cincinnati Reds were the only Major League Baseball team that never had a player born in Japan. July 21, 2020 at 11:27 am (link). Akiyama was dropped further down and often platooned. A reminder of how much of a freak Ichiro was. In NFBC drafts from 6/1 to 7/19, Akiyama is being selected on average as the 69th outfielder and 267th overall player. July 21, 2020 at 11:49 am (link). Akiyama will start in center field and lead off against the Cubs on Tuesday. Plate coverage doesn’t seem to be an issue. My league scoring is TB, R, RBI, SB-CS and AVG (a 350 avg nets me 14 pts), Son says: He will finally get a chance to lead off against right-hander Alec Mills. He’s always been nothing but professional and locked into the game and all of that, but it’s subtle.

Akiyama is out of the lineup Friday at Milwaukee. In 2015, he had 216 hits in 143 games and, over the past five years, has always produced over 170 hits per season. He had a .186/.271/.233 slash line, which was well below the team’s expectations when they signed him to a three-year contract in the offseason.

Son, what’s good? Akiyama had two hits and a steal in Saturday's loss and is getting on base at nearly a .500 clip this month, but the Reds seem to like this platoon arrangement atop the order. Shogo Akiyama Stats, Fantasy & News Tickets. Loved the write-up. Akiyama has yet to start against a lefty this season and will be on the bench against a second straight southpaw, Brett Anderson, in this one.

L. O. L. Well, I get JOMO when it comes to Godzilla, radioactive fish, and baseball hitters from Japan. Akiyama isn't in the lineup for Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

Akiyama has an OBP just shy of .500 over his last 16 games, but he has just two extra-base hits in that span (both doubles) and is still without a home run this season. Akiyama led off and provided the game-winning hit during the first game against the Tigers on Sunday. © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE. Whether it was a wake-up call or Akiyama just needed time to adjust to a new league, he’s looked like the hitter the Reds envisioned in the last couple of weeks. It was his seventh steal of the season. It doesn’t surprise me you had many shares, though, because you are the Queen of the Deep Dive! What about C. Dickerson? After a two-out single in the ninth inning Wednesday, Akiyama drew a lot of attention at first base from pitcher Craig Kimbrel and catcher Victor Caratini. Hideki Matsui, coincidentally nicknamed Godzilla, was amazing and so was Ichiro, but the rest of the list is the aftermath of eating that five-eyed fish.

With that said, looking at past history, we should expect a dip in numbers across the board. After sitting out the Opening Day win over the Tigers on Friday, Akiyama drew starts in the last two games of the weekend, going 1-for-5 with a walk and a stolen base. Akiyama has made just a single start against a southpaw this season. July 21, 2020 at 5:24 pm (link). He's likely to transition to a fourth-outfielder role once Nick Senzel (undisclosed) returns from the injured list. Laura Holt says: He has five-category skills, but it’s the JPPL, so that sort of production is unrealistic to expect his first season in MLB. Akiyama is currently enjoying one of his better stretches of what's been a tough first season in the big leagues. Akiyama is not in the lineup for Friday's season opener against the Tigers. Single Game Tickets ... MLB Rally MLB Rally Quick Pick The Vault R.B.I. Akiyama is 2-for-7 with an RBI and a stolen base so far this season. But, but, but….there are always exceptions to the rule.

Akiyama should get the chance to make his first major-league start Saturday against righty Ivan Nova. July 21, 2020 at 1:30 pm (link). With the left-handed Matthew Boyd on the bump for the visitors, the Reds will turn to a trio of righties (Phillip Ervin, Nick Senzel and Nick Castellanos) across the outfield, with another righty (Matt Davidson) serving as the designated hitter. Akiyama isn't in Saturday's lineup against the White Sox. Richardo says: The downside is that these slots I often use for holds but something has to give.

He was asked if he was bored in the Wrigley Field outfield Wednesday when Trevor Bauer struck out 10 and had only one ball leave the infield in the first six innings. Akiyama remains on the bench Saturday against the Brewers. July 21, 2020 at 11:53 am (link), Thanks! “More important to be able to play every day, participate and getting those wins for the team so we can get to the playoffs as well.”, Said Mike Moustakas: "We all know how good of a player he is and how successful he's going to be. Phillip Ervin will start in right field for Cincinnati on Friday. That 2001 Mariners team was filthy, filthy strong, yet somewhat forgotten because of their crapshoot playoffs crap out. Reds manager David Bell will stock up on some extra right-handed bats in the series opener with southpaw Jon Lester on the bump for Chicago. July 21, 2020 at 11:49 am (link). So, where will new import, Shogo Akiyama, fit into the spectrum? Akiyama will start in left field and will serve as the Reds' leadoff hitter in the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Pirates. Oh well, on to hardball. Damn, that brings tears to my eyes. Copyright 2007 - 2020 Razzball LLC.

The Reds will bring back everyday center fielder Nick Senzel (undisclosed) from the 10-day injured list Monday, and Akiyama may be squeezed out of a regular spot in the outfield once Jesse Winker (back) -- who will sit out a fourth straight game -- is cleared to return. Akiyama went 2-for-3 with a walk Tuesday in the Reds' 3-0 loss to the Cubs. I’d probably go Akiyama because there’s some unknown to what his ceiling actually is, while we know what Gurriel is.

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